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The Difference Between House Cats and Wild Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Humans have been hanging out with cat companions for nearly 10,000 years, but despite all the quality time we've spent with them, we still know very l...

A Millennial Land Ethic: Or What Would Leopold Do Today?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 06.13.2016 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

In the mid-1940s, American conservationist and wildlife biologist Aldo Leopold articulated his now-famous land ethic statement, "A thing is right when...

Endangered Science

Camilla Fox | Posted 05.31.2016 | Science
Camilla Fox

As Americans enjoy this long weekend of remembrance, many will find their way to a national or state park hoping to see wildlife in their natural habi...

The Most Overrated And Underrated Cuts Of Beef

Thrillist | Posted 04.21.2016 | Taste

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Joshua Resnick/Shutterstock (edited) Although most every beef cut has its time and place, some have wrongly developed ...

Ex-Vegetarians Tell Why They Began Eating Meat Again

Thrillist | Posted 03.10.2017 | Taste

By: Wil Fulton Credit: Sara Norris/Thrillist Our relationship with meat is complicated, and there are myriad reasons why we might choose to di...

Why Do Animals Attack Humans In The Wild? A Lot Of The Time, It's Our Fault

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.05.2016 | Science

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram always seem to be full of photos of people's outdoor adventures. But not everyone who likes spending time in the wild ...

Cougar Lessons in Coexistence

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 01.04.2017 | Science
Cristina Eisenberg

A growing North American cougar population has inspired scientists to take a close look at the risk this species presents to humans. In his 2011 analysis of 343 North American aggressive cougar encounters, David Mattson found that only 29 resulted in fatal human attacks.

Are Large Carnivores Doomed by Climate Change?

Cristina Eisenberg | Posted 12.28.2016 | Green
Cristina Eisenberg

Large carnivore species vulnerable to climate change share some key traits. These bellwethers are solitary individuals that have a low reproductive rate, high intra-species competition, and a Northern Hemisphere distribution.

Confessions of a Carnivore

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.02.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

I don't see a clear difference between slaughtering a pig and cutting down a seven-story tree. Between netting the wild salmon I eat for dinner and harvesting my breakfast oats.

On and Beyond the Ethics of (Animals) Eating Animals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For those committed to meat consumption, eating what they kill may offer various advantages over eating what they find sealed in cellophane. But it is a niche admonition at best, impertinent to the masses of us.

Compassionate Conservation: More than "Welfarism Gone Wild"

Marc Bekoff | Posted 04.10.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Compassionate conservation builds on an agenda that calls for "doing science while respecting animals" and for protecting animals because they are intrinsically valuable, and do not only have instrumental value because of what they can do for us.

On Killing Wolves and Other Animals: Should Only Trained Ethicists Weigh In?

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

Anyone who has an opinion should state it openly and discuss the issues with civility. Indeed, discussions about the ways in which animals are treated that include the very people who study them will likely be richer and inform non-scientists about how and why certain projects conducted.

These Chefs Are Going For The Whole Hog

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Taste
Corinna Clendenen

It's hard to picture a whole hog when looking at a plastic wrapped pork chop in the grocery story.

My Top 5 Meat Cities In The U.S.

Steven Raichlen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

I know my list will generate controversy--that's why I wrote it.

'We Have Whiskers, They Have Whiskers:' A Man's Best Friend Is His Cat

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.27.2014 | Good News
Peter Mandel

I am feeling embarrassed even as I write this, but, well, we have whiskers, they have whiskers. It is time for the cold war between men and cats to end.

How Many Wolves Died for Your Hamburger?

Stephanie Feldstein | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Stephanie Feldstein

When you bite into a hamburger or steak, you already know the cost to the cow, but what about the wolves, coyotes, bears and other wildlife that were killed in getting that meat to your plate?

Gone Too Long: It's Time to Return Grizzly Bears Across the American West

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

With the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service moving toward dropping Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears that live in and around Yellowstone National Park, few Americans likely realize the bears occupy a mere 4 percent of their historic range in the lower 48 states.

1 Year, 1 Rogue Agency, 2 Million Native Animals Dead

Noah Greenwald | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

Think about what that means: Nearly 5,500 animals a day, 228 every hour, 5 every minute.

When Pets Don't Get Enough of the Right Kind of Protein

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A heartbreaking case at an animal hospital in North Melbourne, Australia offers another opportunity to warn pet owners about the dangers of feeding bi...

Finally Some Hope for America's Rare Jaguars

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.12.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

By protecting some of the jaguars' most important habitat, we're opening the possibility that these cats may find their way north from Mexico either on their own or with help from people, forming a population of jaguars in the United States for the first time in decades.

Attempted Predation by Puma on Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

Rob Pringle | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Rob Pringle

A short stroll before dinner last Thursday yielded a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife sighting -- along with the photos necessary to prove that it really happened.

Two-Day Holiday Killing 'Derby' in Idaho Targets Wolves and Coyotes

Camilla Fox | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Camilla Fox

Coyotes provide many ecosystem services that benefit people including their control of smaller predators, disease-carrying rodents and jackrabbits, which compete with domestic livestock for available forage. As apex predators, wolves increase biodiversity and ecological integrity. Even the contest sponsors are unwilling to defend their contest.

Stop the Slaughter: Time to Rein in Wildlife Services' Reign of Terror

Noah Greenwald | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The agency's unregulated killing gets worse with each passing year. After more than 100 years of ruthless, indiscriminate killing, the carnage must stop. The Department of Agriculture must finally rein in this indefensible reign of terror.

Sweet and Savory

Blue Apron | Posted 10.26.2013 | Taste
Blue Apron

Why wait 'til dessert to tickle your tastebuds with a touch of sweetness?

The Pig in My Fridge

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 06.03.2013 | Taste
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

The things that show up in my fridge these days (now that I live with a chef) are much closer to alive than they look by the time they reach Key Foods.